Top Tips for Parents

Visit the University

Encourage your son or daughter to go to the University's general Open Day and the UCAS Visit Days for each of their UCAS choices.

To ensure they get the most out of their visit to Bangor University, encourage them to prepare questions for staff and current students before they visit.

Look into student finance

It may be useful for you to visit the UCAS website as well as relevant finance websites to get to grips with the application process and finance issues.

Find out what financial support your son or daughter is entitled to as soon as possible and when they will receive it so they can plan their budget.

Your son or daughter can apply for their tuition fee, living cost loan and grant at the same time on the Application for Student Finance (PN1) form. You are advised to complete the form as soon as it becomes available (January before the course starts).

In Wales, the Application for Student Finance (PN1) form is available to download from Student Finance Wales. In England, you must go to the Student Finance England website to complete the form.

Money advice

Encourage them to open a bank account before they start at university. The Money Advice Booklet (sent out in the Registration pack) contains a budget planner - work through this with your son or daughter before Welcome Week starts.

Ensure they have some money in their account at the start of term in case their first loan payment is delayed for any reason.

Disability and additional support

Disclosure of a disability, dyslexia or mental health difficulty at an early stage will assist us to start planning for any support requirements your son or daughter might have.

Keep copies

Make photocopies/several printouts of every form e.g. accommodation, UCAS, finance, personal statement etc. so you have them to hand if needed.

Social media

You can get an insight into student life at Bangor and the most up-to-date information about the University by following Bangor University on Facebook or Twitter.

It's their decision...

Give your son or daughter advice but encourage them to make their own decision based on individual circumstances.